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44 test positive for dengue in Salem district: Collector

The fever ward that was set up at the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital in Salem.

The fever ward that was set up at the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital in Salem.   | Photo Credit: E_LakshmiNarayanan

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Anti-dengue operations expedited across the district

Collector S.A. Raman has said that of the 182 people admitted for fever in hospitals in the district, 44 patients were tested positive for dengue.

Addressing media persons after inspecting the fever ward at the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital here recently, Mr. Raman said that 24 patients were undergoing treatment for dengue at the Salem GH while 20 others are undergoing treatment across the district. “A total of 44 patients tested positive for dengue so far”, he said and added that anti-dengue operations were expedited across the district in coordination with local bodies.

Chairing a review meeting with the officials of health, local bodies and from various departments at the Collectorate here on Saturday, Mr. Raman said that precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the spread of fever. He said that 2,007 workers were appointed to control mosquito breeding. Also, a team comprising, block medical officer, block sanitary supervisor, sanitary inspector and a health worker, were formed in each blocks to monitor fever cases, supervise anti-dengue operations to prevent larvae breeding, fogging and chlorination. Also, five college students were accompanying each teams to create awareness among the people, he added.

The Collector said that separate fever wards were established in all the government hospitals and block level Government Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the district and treatment is being provided to the patients. Nilavembu Kashayam is also distributed at free of cost to the public at the hospitals and PHCs.

He requested the people with fever to immediately approach the nearest hospital and not to go for self-medication. “Stringent action will be taken against pharmacies if they provide medicines to the people without doctor’s prescription”, he said.

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